Mt Baw Baw Snow Report Open

6:18am - 19 Jul 2019       
Lifts Open 5 of 7
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 18 cm
Snow Depth (Snowmaking) 30 cm
Today's Weather: Mostly clear. Forecast Max —°c

Surface Condition

Firm Packed

Conditions

Conditions remain fair with Mondays snowfall still holding up. Chance of snow or rain with light winds today so make sure you dress for conditions. Summit Tbar and Hut Platter and Tank Hill Platter and Malt Tbars will be spinning today. The Magic Carpet area is open and looking very welcoming for first time skiers and boarders. Frosti Toboggan Park is open today and there is plenty of room for snowplay outside of the ski slopes. As always just a reminder that tobogganing is only allowed in designated areas. Please note: Resort Road is open. Chains must be carried and fitted when instructed. The past few days have been windy so beware fallen trees and debris on the road and drive carefully

Snow Cover

Snowmaking

In Progress

Grooming Summary

Southface Rd

Baw Baw Entrance

Snowfall History

16 Jul 201911cm
15 Jul 201911cm
14 Jul 20198cm

Announcements

Big Hill Poma (Poma)
Hut Run Platter (Platter)
Magic Carpet (Carpet)
Maltese Cross T-Bar (T-bar)
Painted T-Bar (T-bar)
Summit T-Bar (T-bar)
Tank Hill Platter (Platter)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking
Ridge Run
Village Run
Bombardier
Slam Dunk
Home Run
Tank Hill Run
Road Run
Playground
Painted Run
Summit
Old Hut
Slalom
Hut Run
La Descent
Champagne
Maltese Cross
Drops on the Rocks
Big Hill West
Cross Country
Cross Country Trails

Updated: : //2019

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Beech TrailClosedNone
Latrobe TrailClosedNone
McMillans TrailClosedNone
Village Trail WestClosedNone
Village Trail EastClosedNone
Muellers TrailClosedNone
Maltese Cross TrailClosedNone

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Fri Jul 19
Max —°c
Mostly clear.
Sat Jul 20
-1°c | 5°c
Cloud clearing. Very windy.
Sun Jul 21
1°c | 2°c
Showers or snow. Wind easing.
Mon Jul 22
-2°c | 4°c
Sunny.
Tue Jul 23
-1°c | 2°c
Snow showers. Windy.
Wed Jul 24
-2°c | 3°c
Morning snow shower or two.
Thu Jul 25
1°c | 5°c
Possible shower.

Comments

ARitchie
15/7/19 - 10:31am
bawbawskier77: I suspect this is and several others are the cause of the road closures....
Yeah, no road proper clearing at all meant there was about 10cm of snow on the whole road. People slipping with chains on the way up because they had no momentum. 1hr queue to get out the top carpark because of crashes.
14/7/19 - 10:27pm
ARitchie:
Ahh classic Baw Baw drivers...
I suspect this is and several others are the cause of the road closures....
ARitchie
14/7/19 - 9:46pm
Ahh classic Baw Baw drivers...
Mister Tee on XC Skis
13/7/19 - 11:46pm
Goski: ALL vehicles now? Wonder what the reasoning was when this decision was made this morning...the light dusting overnight must have formed a formidable ice layer that 4WDs with chains can't overcome (tic - it's not likely). Maybe a tree came down or a 4WD with chains crashed?
Next we will see notification like the following: All vehicles with chains including 4 x4 are not allowed to come near the ski resort because there is snow and ice in the area.(Irony and sarcasm alert). HELICOPTERS are excepted.
Goski
13/7/19 - 10:41pm
Baw Baw Bear:
ALL vehicles now? Wonder what the reasoning was when this decision was made this morning...the light dusting overnight must have formed a formidable ice layer that 4WDs with chains can't overcome (tic - it's not likely). Maybe a tree came down or a 4WD with chains crashed?
ARitchie
13/7/19 - 8:30pm
Im heading up tomorrow, hopefully its 4WDs with chains still, so I can have the resort to myself :P
13/7/19 - 5:41pm
13/7/19 - 5:41pm
Baw Baw Bear: Poor road management ,lack of equipment and no education/information for the people who are driving up there. They are not aware of driving on narrow winding roads, snow ect. They need to seal south face road and market that route for day trippers or inexperienced mountain drivers. Build larger carparks lower down and have a shuttle i agree, at least then you keep road open and punters spending their hard earned.
Maybe a simple option could be to look at shuttles from surrounding areas that can be used for effective winter carparking. IE: bus in from Erica, Rawson, Noojee etc? Maybe they could ask the current Buller Bus line guys how not to do it...or just ask the new GM how to do it?
13/7/19 - 5:36pm
teckel: What's the go now with grooming at BB? I've heard on the rumour mill that LM's groomer is out of action while they wait for a part to come from Europe. I mean, really? Both resorts affected? Or have they taken parts of LM's groomer to fix BB's groomer? LM should be very grateful it's a shit year. I don't like this combined board. It seems we all end up with the worst of both resorts, without any benefits from the joint operation.
I have heard of no such problems or robbing. BB has two groomers and the only thing impeding their operation has been a lack of snow! On the benefits of the joint operation i beleive BB got the old small slushie factory from LM this year with LM getting a new big snow factory. Mind you i think BB has spent more fixing the thing then running it!
13/7/19 - 5:33pm
Baw Baw Bear: Poor road management ,lack of equipment and no education/information for the people who are driving up there. They are not aware of driving on narrow winding roads, snow ect. They need to seal south face road and market that route for day trippers or inexperienced mountain drivers. Build larger carparks lower down and have a shuttle i agree, at least then you keep road open and punters spending their hard earned.
I would say the lack of equipment is not an excuse. Didn't last years GM get the new calcium lifter to get the ice off the road? I also saw the old faithful truck with the big blade back in operation this past week too. I suspect its more the latter of inexperienced drivers/first time day trippers and external authorities (VicPol) being alittle more conservative than previous years due to the sue on the drop of a hat nature of alot of modern day punters.
13/7/19 - 1:54pm
Goski: If there was 50cm of base at LM and Bawbs I think we would have rather quiet forums. We'd all be happily busy using it! Baw Baw does need to sort out its road access policy pronto. Getting made to fit chains to our Forester last year to drive in 2cm of slush was annoying. Being stopped from doing that in a 2WD with chains this weekend would really suck for those drivers. This kind of "management response" turns me off returning to Bawbs.
Poor road management ,lack of equipment and no education/information for the people who are driving up there. They are not aware of driving on narrow winding roads, snow ect. They need to seal south face road and market that route for day trippers or inexperienced mountain drivers. Build larger carparks lower down and have a shuttle i agree, at least then you keep road open and punters spending their hard earned.
13/7/19 - 1:46pm
teckel: I'm not saying that's the case. I'm just asking the question.
Nothing would surprise me anymore sadly.
Goski
13/7/19 - 1:39pm
If there was 50cm of base at LM and Bawbs I think we would have rather quiet forums. We'd all be happily busy using it! Baw Baw does need to sort out its road access policy pronto. Getting made to fit chains to our Forester last year to drive in 2cm of slush was annoying. Being stopped from doing that in a 2WD with chains this weekend would really suck for those drivers. This kind of "management response" turns me off returning to Bawbs.
Goski
13/7/19 - 1:34pm
Baw Baw Bear: Too bad for the stakeholders and customer lost revenue. They shut the road almost every snowfall ?? never used to happen ahhh the madness continues.
If they are doing this nutty thing are they running several 4wd hiace resort shuttle vehicles with roof storage to get punters and their gear up the hill quickly? Also where are all the cars able to park at the bottom? Not much space from memort. Do they just have to be parked down the roads? There are road safety, catering supply, snow etiquette and snow safety issues that come from marketing to lots of first-time snowplayers, some of whom rent skis and proceed to bomb down runs unable to stop or turn. Nearly punched a guy out for going that past my kids. The newbies have no alpine driving experience (some have little driving experience full stop) in contrast to returning skiers/boarders and the management don't serm to have made plans to mitigate the issues. On the plus side we people with 4wds qill get nice parking spots but I'm concerned that AWDs like subarus won't be allowed up with chains on. Common sense is absent at dear old Bawbs.
teckel
13/7/19 - 1:23pm
snowgum: But why should LMTN have to pay the price?
I'm not saying that's the case. I'm just asking the question.
snowgum
13/7/19 - 1:18pm
Baw Baw Bear: Too bad for the stakeholders and customer lost revenue. They shut the road almost every snowfall ?? never used to happen ahhh the madness continues.
Perhaps BB needs a new (lower gradient) road that's fit for purpose - Ie. winter snow! Next thing they'll say patronage / revenue was down!
13/7/19 - 1:15pm
Too bad for the stakeholders and customer lost revenue. They shut the road almost every snowfall ?? never used to happen ahhh the madness continues.
snowgum
13/7/19 - 10:33am
teckel: What's the go now with grooming at BB? I've heard on the rumour mill that LM's groomer is out of action while they wait for a part to come from Europe. I mean, really? Both resorts affected? Or have they taken parts of LM's groomer to fix BB's groomer? I wouldn't put much past these guys. LM should be very grateful it's a shit year. I don't like this combined board. It seems we all end up with the worst of both resorts, without any benefits from the joint operation.
It's disgraceful if that's true - robbing 'Peter to pay Paul' - and if that's the case, a sure sign of govt underfunding and / or poor resort management. But in my opinion Groomers seem to break down too often in Aussie. We appear to keep them running past their normal shelf life and then battle repair and find parts (apparently - it's not like resorts would admit this!) Perhaps 'age' is a major reason why BB's XC trails so rarely get a decent groom theses days. This a sad state of play for XC skiers: as not only does grooming make skiing for learners more accessible, and improve the experience for all, it also reverses some of the damage from increasing nos. of walkers and improves the snow longevity / resistance to sun and rain. But why should LMTN have to pay the price? Perhaps by the end of season we should be asking the Resort Boards & Environment Minister for an explanation. In fact all stakeholders should be demanding SH meetings with resort managers - both in nearby valleys and in Melbourne - so all users can vent their frustrations!
bawbawbel
13/7/19 - 9:49am
"Big Hill open" !! OK. Let's use it up !
teckel
13/7/19 - 6:44am
What's the go now with grooming at BB? I've heard on the rumour mill that LM's groomer is out of action while they wait for a part to come from Europe. I mean, really? Both resorts affected? Or have they taken parts of LM's groomer to fix BB's groomer?

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